Lon and I haven’t been feeling too great. Lon has food poisoning (confirmed by a physician) and I might have the same in a minor way. Unfortunately, Lon is only allowed to eat rice, bread, and tea. I just wanted to eat light, and more importantly, I didn’t want to spend a ton of time cooking.

Thankfully, I have Salt Water Duck from last night, a ton of Swan Tsai (pickled mustard greens), and rice cakes. I always keep chicken broth on hand, so I had the perfect meal in minutes. The rice cakes need to be cooked separately, like most noodles. These came already cut in slices so all you have to do is boil it for 2 minutes. (Feel free to use other types of noodles or even rice.)

rice cakes

I took a couple of pieces of the duck and pulled off all the fat (remember, the meal had to be light), threw it in a pot.

salt water duck

I shredded some Swan Tsai and threw it in the pot. Pour in some chicken broth and bring it all to a boil together. Stir around for a few seconds and it’s done. Don’t cook any more or the duck will lose that bounce.
swan tsai

Combine with the rice cakes and you have a hot bowl of healthy soup in minutes.
duck soup

This really hit the spot for me, since I crave Chinese soups whenever I’m not feeling my best. The taste of home is just so comforting.
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